Housekeeping and tidying up. Not my favourite topic or occupation, unless we are taking about tidying up my garden. In particular my rose garden, which I tend with loving care, because roses truly deserve special treatment. No chore to tidy up here. I banish any weed the moment it rears its ugly head near my “lovelies.”
Roses are my favourite flower. My husband thinks I am obsessed with them. I always wear rose perfume, Bush Rose, Musk Rose. The Yardley (English company) Rose has a lovely perfume, as sweet and fragrant as its namesake. How many wonderful people have you met who are called Rose, Rosy, Rosemarie, Rosemary?
I have to confess that my garden is full of roses. Hubby hates them with a passion because he thinks they deliberately jump out and stick their prickles into him.
I love the old fashioned roses the best. They may not be quite as colourful as the modern day varieties, but they always have a gorgeous perfume. Just Joey, a beautiful large bloomed orange rose with a delightful perfume is one of my favourites. Another favourite is a blood red rose named
, the perfume is
as heady as wine. My garden has recently acquired a rose called. The Chocolate Rose.
I have to say that although the bloom is pretty, it isn’t stunning, but it
certainly has a chocolate perfume, and you can take that observation from a
chocoholic. If there is one thing I know, it is the smell of chocolate. Oklahoma
It amazes me how often I seem to give the characters in my novels a floral name. It must have been an instinctive thing because I don’t recall actively trying to do this.
A few examples. In Haunted Hearts, the heroine’s daughter is called Rosie. In A Mortal Sin, the heroine is named Daphne. Iris is the wicked mother-in-law in Make Love Not War
I have also written a short story with the title Call Of The Apple Blossom. Can you see a pattern here?
There is rarely a novel of mine that doesn't have at least one rose garden scene.
So, there you have it. I wonder if there is such a thing as a roseaholic?
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